Gospel Character

Sunday, 20 January 2019

Keith Cooper

Galatians 5:16-26

Gospel Character

God has lovingly accepted us, so we are free to be motivated to do good works. But the sinful flesh within us is in conflict with the Spirit of God at work in us. Further, the law brings its own challenge: we strain against the law and break it.

We need to add our will to the Spirit’s leading, so that we voluntarily yield to God’s perfect path for our lives. We need to ensure that we are worshipping God, not idols, not anything or anyone that will turn our hearts away from God.

Firmly Free

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Dave Brown

Galatians 5:1-15

Firmly Free

For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Galatians 5:1

We are free to love, free to obey, free from slavery to sin, free from slavery to the law. Best of all, we are free to be in God’s presence.

Grace to the Barren

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Keith Cooper

Galatians 4:21-31

Grace to the Barren

The law can’t bring life or fruitfulness: Legalism is barren. So if the church goes back to the slavery of the law it will mean barrenness and disobedience to the word of God. It is only by grace that the church can be fruitful and spread across the world.